Talking Desktop- An Interactive Computer Speech Technology

This is Mary, a talking and listening desktop avatar which you can interact.
This is Mary, a talking and listening desktop avatar which you can interact.

I was fascinated with science fiction; especially those dealt with the future and portrayed how life on earth would probably be several decades down the road. The idea of robot-servants and of aerial vehicles that were the main means of transportation and that sent us on our way to work.

These days, talking desktop computers are so commonplace that they hardly elicit any reaction at all from consumers. They talk simply because they have software that converts text into speech through speakers or a headset.

The software system is called TTS or “text to speech.” The system has a front end and a back end. The front end is where the software received the input in the form of text and the back end takes these linguistic symbols and converts them into speech waveform that is heard from computer headset or speakers.

Two basic function of software front end, first is the function is the identification of numbers and abbreviations in the raw and assigns word equivalents.

Second, it assigns sound (known as phonetic descriptions) to the different words of the text, and then divides the text into phrases and sentences. To experience an interactive computer speech technology.

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Magellan RoadMate 1700, Supersized!

7-inch Multi-touch screen GPS Navigator, the Magellan RoadMate 1700
7-inch Multi-touch screen GPS Navigator, the Magellan RoadMate 1700

They call it Magellan RoadMate 1700, comes with generous 7-inch display and whopping 6-million points of interest, full map of North America, AAA Tour Book, a great text to speech feature and a multiple-point routing capability. it should be consider as a super-sized one. Now it is going to release a 7-inch GPS navigator.

While there have been a few devices released in the five inch range and a few others in the six and seven inch range, Instead of investing on high priced units, you will be able to enjoy much better with units like these - almost all the features present in Magellan RoadMate 1700 is duplicated in RoadMate 1445T.

Once the service is activated, the Magellan RoadMate 1700 is programmed to display the nearest hotels and various other points of interest. Activate the TourBook feature and the required information will be presented without any hassle.

It is fun to operate the touch screen included with the device. Zipping through the innovative, yet easy to understand interface is a blessing even for the novice of the users. So that you are never left in a lurch. The Magellan RoadMate 1700 is extremely convenient.

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LG-GD910 Touch Watch-Phone, Is In for A Limited Time Only!

lgGD910

LG, being one of the leaders in technology, had come up with innovative solutions for all it's compacted and "down-sized" components. And it is out in the market for a limited time only.

LG GD910 is a smartphone and watch combined. You will have all and the same features of a smartphone in minimized details but with the convenience and functionality of a wrist watch. It supports 3G HSDPA networks, videophone, MP3 player, car kit, water, and Bluetooth. It has a 1.43" capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. LG GD910 has quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support.

Bluetooth LG GD910 Watch Phone is very easy to use with features like voice recognition and voice commands and text to speech, which are very convenient for driving. It also comes with a bluetooth headset. (Watch video review here)

The watch phone is said to be out in France first, in mid-July of this year and later, it will be introduced in other markets. LG GD910 costs about 1,000 plus Euros, so you would expect it to be one of those luxury phones that doesn't get out of style easily.

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